Capitalized or not, with two “c’s” or three (rococco), this term delineates a decorative style characterized by ornate adornment and whimsical curved asymmetrical forms. In the 18th century, France's Louis XIV preferred a
(pronounced ROHL-tahp dehsk)
This type of desk features a slatted tambour panel that slides down via parallel slats on either end, allowing the writing surface, and any storage compartments sitting atop the surface, to
This French term literally means “novel with a key.” In our terms, it means a novel or story that features actual people and events, but under the guise of fiction. Example: Mark felt as if he did not have
This term is so easy to remember – just think of a rose and its rounded shape. In classical architecture, a rosette is a carved medallion or disk having a floral motif or even just
As a noun, rote means unconscious, mechanical routine or repetition or the use of recall, often with little brainpower. As an adjective, rote means learned or memorized by rote.
(pronounced RUHF OH-peh-ning)
A construction term meaning the wall opening into which a frame is to be installed. This could be for a door, window, paper towel dispenser, ventilation grille, electrical panel…
Also used to describe rugged, coarse people who lack refinement and polish, the term rough-hewn describes something that is crudely created, rough in appearance and to the touch, and often appears unfinished.
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